Copyright: Melanka Piroschik
  • *1993
  • 1999-2011 private classical and klezmer violin lessons
  • Studies: Art Education at Leipzig University, focussing on intercultural work, conceptual art and visualisation of sound 
  • Scholarship student of Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes
  • 2014-2020 founding member, vocalist and violinist in the band Batiar Gang
  • since 2016 free studies and research on Ukrainian, other Eastern European and Balkan vocal tradition with Natalia Polovynka, Iva Salina and Sergei Kovalevich, among others  
  • participation in International Theatre Observatory led by Sergei Kovalevich and Natalia Polovynka in 2016 in Lviv, Ukraine
  • since 2018 founding member, composer, vocalist and violinist in the duo Moloch & Nadiya
  • production of the solo performance Дай Слово (Give me your word) in cooperation with WERT Kollektiv for Resonanz 2021
  • initiator of the artist café for Ukrainian creative artists Ukrainian Salon in Leipzig in cooperation with Leipzig helps Ukraine and Westflügel Leipzig  

Scholarships and Funding

  • scholar of Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes from 2014; alumna since 2018
  • „Denkzeit“ scholarship by Kulturstiftung des Freistaat Sachsen for Moloch & Nadiya, 2020
  • „NEUSTART KULTUR“ scholarship by Musikfonds e.V. for solo work, 2022